9780205408139

Community Organizing and Development

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205408139

  • ISBN 10:

    0205408133

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/20/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This revised edition of a well-known and widely used text in community organizing and development fully examines the broad and changing political and social settings that influence actions; while portraying the infra-structure of social change -- the knowledge, personnel, and organizations -- that enable such work to be successfully accomplished. The text brings together the practicalities of organizing and development -- fund raising, working out news releases, running an organization, orchestrating political actions, academic knowledge -- and explains why various approaches work; as well as the values and ideologies that guide what is to be done. It provides the foundations of organizing and development work and then describes how activists -- through following either a social confrontation model or an economic and social production approach -- can respond to economic and social problems.

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